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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 26/04/2010

Slang:
icky
= unpleasant, disgusting, unappealing
= demodat, foarte neplăcut, învechit, nătâng, neghiob

Proverb:
Still waters run deep.
= people who are calm and tranquil on the outside, often have a strong personality.
= apa lină/liniștită sapă adânc, apele line/liniștite sunt adânci

Tongue Twister:
Admidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fists against the posts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts.

Quote:
If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.

– Zig Ziglar

Word of the Day:
royalty
= payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property
= arendă

Idiom:
to lay one’s cards on the table = a(-şi) da cărţile pe faţă, a-şi declara deschis intenţiile
E.g. ‘If we are to make a deal we both have to lay our cards on the table.’

Anunțuri

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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 19/04/2010

Slang:
fat cat
= a term used to describe executives who earn high salaries and bonuses
= bogătaş , sac cu bani

Proverb:
Don´t cry over spilt milk.
= the problem is past – move on.
= lacrimile nu ajută
= mortul de la groapă nu se mai întoarce
= a plânge inutil

Tongue Twister:
Round the rugged rock, the ragged rascal ran.

Idiom:
The boss is coming in to take stock of the situation.
• The boss is coming in to assess the situation.
= a lua cunoştinţa de, a aprecia critic, a face bilanţul, a se preocupa de

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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 12/04/2010

Slang:
back seat driver

= someone who gives unwanted advice or tries to run things even though they do not have the power or authority to do so
= cineva care bate la cap pe şoferul unei maşini asupra modului de conducere

Proverb:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

= eat right and keep healthy
= Un măr pe zi de doctor te va păzi

Tongue Twister:
How much myrtle would a wood turtle hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle?
A wood turtle would hurdle as much myrtle as a wood turtle could hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle.

Quote:
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Fă ceea ce poţi, cu ceea ce ai, acolo unde eşti.
– Theodore Roosevelt

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